Over the last six years, Playground Games has been helping to keep Microsoft's first-party efforts afloat with the Forza Horizon series. These include games such as Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls 6, Halo Infinite, and Gears of War 5. The industry is headed in an exciting direction, and we see an opportunity to create awesome new game experiences of the future. With Microsoft's backing, the new studios, will have the resources to "take bigger risks" and "create bigger worlds", he said.
In the future, you will be able to join early flighting programs that will let members of the community play the game with us, and give direct feedback, much like the current Insider flighting program for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
"We embarked on a quest to find creative teams that have the mastery of our art", Spencer said. The footage seen in the trailer is from an engine demo, and the game is still far from completion.
We Happy Few, a dystopian game where people live a life of lies by taking Joy pills, got a new trailer as well as a release date at Microsoft's E3 conference today. The Xbox One X is hailed by Microsoft as the "world's most powerful console; the device is faster and has more computing power than its predecessors, the original Xbox One and newer Xbox One S. It competes with Sony's Playstation 4 Pro". The isometric hack-and-slash combat, puzzles, aesthetic, and overall tone of the game were impressive, and the little fox protagonist looks set to make a big splash on Xbox One. It will also be available on the day of release to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Game streaming and game hosting could potentially be a big booster for the company's Azure cloud business.
We're unlikely to hear anything official from Microsoft on this for a while, but you can bet that every interview with Phil Spencer out of E3 will ask him about this, so it's possible that something extra will slip through.